Michigan Shells Maryland In Regular Season Finale

A career day from Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman propelled The No. 17 Michigan Wolverines (24-7, 13-5,) to a 85-61 win over Maryland (19-12, 8-10) in their last regular season game of the year. 

The senior guard set a new career high with 28 points and six three pointers made. Jordan Poole followed with 12 points of his own. 

The 24-7 record marks Michigan’s best regular season finish since the 2012-13 season, when the team finished 25-6 and went on to advance to the national championship. 

Michigan came out of the gate in sloppy fashion, committing three turnovers on their first four possessions, but a 25-6 run late in the half would help them get things under control.

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 9 of their first 11 points in the contest including 22 points in the first half.

Once then, the Wolverines kept their foot on the gas and didn’t let go. By halftime, the maize and blue were up 54-24.

The Terps kept it a ballgame with a 11-3 run to start the second half but the Wolverines maintained a strong lead throughout the contest.

Michigan was 15 of 31 from three-point range and forced 11 Maryland turnovers. 

The maize and blue now await to see where they will be seeded in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. A loss by Nebraska tomorrow would mean the Wolverines get the 4-seed and play on Wednesday, March 2. However, a win by Nebraska would mean they get bumped down to the 5-seed and play Tuesday, March 1. 

 

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